Android Founder Andy Rubin launched Essential SmartPhone with the bazel-less display.
He is best known as the co-founder of Android and this time he is back with a new smartphone ‘Essential’ with add-on attachments in the form of a 360-degree camera and a charging dock.
Specification of the Phone:
Platform: Android Nougat 7.1.1
Processor: Snapdragon 835.
Display: 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1312)
Sensors: Fingerprint sensor back of the phone.
Memory: 128GB storage
Internal: 4GB RAM
Camera:Primary:13-megapixel dual-rear camera
Secondary: 8-megapixel sensor
Battery: 3,040 mAh battery
Colors: Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths
It comes with a titanium body, ceramic back and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front. It makes it stronger than those offered by I-phone and Samsung. The fingerprint sensor on the back.
2017 can be called the year for smartphones for bezel less display. It was first started by Xiomi MI and LG G6 and then Samsung S8 now carried by Essential PH-1.
It strongly gives competition to iPhone showing that a smartphone can be compact and productive at the same time.
It has the latest Android 7.1.1 with cool features including.
The interesting part of this phone is that the screen extends all over to the top of the phone and the front camera is placed in the center of the phone and does not contain any company logo. According to them, it is advertisement free.
The phone is designed keeping the consumer in mind “what’s their requirement towards smartphones”. There is no headphone jack but headphone dongle will come with phone in box. The body of the phone help to be more rigid.
It is a very smartly designed accessory that allows you to attach a camera to the phone and take photos of the complete view around you. So now free from any more panorama shots.
The chipset is the latest one from Snapdragon, so the performance is expected to be snappy and faster.
Why should you buy Essential PH-1 rather than Samsung S8?
Essential PH-1 is modular due to its 360-degree camera. A first additional module, which hopefully many more will follow. Similar features are not available with S8. They both look similar but not same.
Essential PH-1 offers a resolution of 2.560 x 1.312 pixels on a display with 5.71 inches. Where as S8 offers the resolution is 2.960 x 1.440 pixels on a display with 5.8 inches.Here, S8 is slightly ahead from PH-1 in Display. Both devices are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 from scratches.
Essential PH-1 is made using a combination of titanium and ceramic for the added strength. Where as S8 made of a metal frame sandwiched between front and back glass.
There will be one disadvantage for PH-1 customer, that will be no additional apps, no special gestures, no special menu management simple an android phone.
The Essential PH-1 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB on board storage. Where as, S8 is powered by Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB on-board storage.
The Essential PH-1 is the only smartphone to feature dual-rear camera setup a pair of 13-megapixel regular sensor and 8-megapixel front camera.
The S8 features a 12-megapixel dual pixel camera and 8-megapixel front camera with auto-focus to help you capture blur-free photos.
The Essential PH-1 comes with a 3,040 mAh battery with fast charging capabilities. It also features a magnetic connector for wireless data transfer and charging.
The S8 comes with 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless fast charging.
The dimension of PH-1 is 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm and S8 have 148.9 × 68.1 × 8.0 mm.
The Essential PH-1 is heavy compared to S8(185 grams and 155 grams)
Essential PH-1 have Titanium frame and Fingerprint scanner. whereas S8 has Fingerprint, IRIS scanner and facial scanner.
Right now Essential PH-1 is only available in US.
Samsung S8 is available since April 2017.
Price for Essential PH-1 is Approx. 626 euros(699 US dollars)
Price for Samsung S8 is Approx. 625 euros